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F1: “I’ll decide when it’s over”, Lewis Hamilton denies retirement desires

Despite the sullen face he has had since the start of the season, Lewis Hamilton is not thinking of retirement. In difficulty with his Mercedes, the 37-year-old British driver wanted to send a message on Wednesday April 27 on his social networks, as a response to the various speculations around his future.

“Working on my masterpiece, I will decide when it will be finished”, posted Lewis Hamilton, only 13th at the Grand Prix of Emilia-Romagna last Sunday, at Imola. Here are three races in a row where the seven-time world champion failed to break into the top 10.

Ranked only seventh in the Drivers’ World Championship, with 28 points, Lewis Hamilton is 58 behind Charles Leclerc, the current leader. He is also overtaken by his young teammate George Russell (24), fourth in the standings with 49 points.

A few months after his title duel with Max Verstappen, Hamilton is battling both with his own car and with a motivation that seems to be waning compared to previous seasons. “I’m no longer in the race for the championship, that’s for sure, there’s no doubt about it,” said Hamilton at the exit of Imola, disappointed and fatalistic.

Mercedes now has a few days to work on the seven-time world champion’s single-seater before the Miami Grand Prix, which will take place on May 8. “I am 100% committed to this team and I don’t want to change the air because we are going through a difficult period. It’s not in my DNA to back down, Hamilton also reacted after the last Grand Prix. We can solve problems. It will be a complicated year but we will get through it together. We just have to work to not be in the same position next year. »

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